Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hong Kong Postpunk



I head to Macau/Hong Kong this coming weekend, and I'm pretty psyched. It's one of my favorite cities in the world. If I was a geographic polygamist, New York, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, and Tokyo would be my wives/husbands.

Last time I visited HK in late 2006, I discovered The Yours, pretty much the only postpunk/shoegaze/alt-rock band in the whole country (which is dominated by sappy Cantopop). Think My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus & Mary Chain as major influences, with plenty of fuzzy guitar. Dreamy stuff! Here's the video for their song, "Tasteless."

L

2 comments:

Harry said...

So Shanghai won't be one of your potential wives/husbands?? I am surprised...

ewelthorpe said...

Shanghai is more like a... friend with benefits. How about that? ;-)